Journal Club: Truffles

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Our next journal club will be on… Truffles!!

We will read a publication by Splivallo et al showing the involvement of microbes in synthesizing the delicious truffle aromas. Why reading about that? Because this study will be the starting point of our next DIYbio project at BosLab, starting on February 20.

By going through this paper, we’ll take the opportunity to speak about experiment design, and microbe identification using 16s ribosomal RNA sequencing.

You can download the pdf of the publication here:

The agenda for the journal club:
- Short overview of the paper to understand the scope of this work.
- Go over the paper figure by figure. So everyone understand what exactly what was done and how it was done.
- Free form discussion.

Previous reading of the paper is not required but much advised. It will help you not to get lost. As well some prior knowledge of basic biological concepts will be very useful for you to follow: what are genes, the central dogma of DNA -> RNA -> Proteins, and some general understanding of how viruses infect cells.

See you all soon!
The Boslab team

The journal club is taking place at 500 Technology Square Cambridge, room 189 (to the left from the main entrance). It is a big building behind A4 restaurant. The doors are automatically locked some time after 6:30PM. If you are lost or got late call (256)[masked], someone will let you in.